UW-Green Bay offers summer courses for educators

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is once again offering dozens of summer courses for educators who are looking for opportunities to reach professional development goals, obtain license renewal, or seek salary advancement.

The courses, offered by UW-Green Bay’s Education Outreach Program, include face-to-face as well as online learning formats and include credit and noncredit enrollment options.

New courses this summer include:

Walk It, Talk It, Chalk It – This course is geared toward K-12 educators who will learn the basics of educational improvisation and its application to classroom management, student engagement, and enhancement of student creativity.

Teaching United States Labor History – Online course where educators will investigate the history of the labor movement in the United States from 1877 to present. The history of organized labor and the collective bargaining process will be emphasized.

Teaching Mathematics to our Youngest Learners – Develop age-appropriate, hands-on activities aimed at developing strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills for our youngest learners in the area of mathematics.

Foundations for Early Literacy Success – Join fellow early childhood educators for an in-depth exploration of the five major elements of early literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Children and Poverty – Examine the issue of childhood poverty and homelessness and the effects on the brain and learning. Explore strategies for teaching students to be in charge of their education and develop a plan for ad- dressing issues of poverty in your educational setting.

Bullying Gone Viral – Take an in-depth look at bullying in the digital age, including cyber-bulling, cyber-harassing, cyber-stalking, and sexting. Join us and engage in an understanding of the impact that new age bullying can have on students today.

Enrollment in all classes is limited, so registration at least three weeks before the start of a course is recommended. For more information call (920) 465-2480 or (800) 621-2313 or e-mail educationoutreach@uwgb.edu.

For a full listing of classes, costs and scheduled dates and times or to register online visit: www.uwgb.edu/educationoutreach.


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